Members of the Congregation’s mutual assistance committee met at Newark Abbey to assess the results of the questionnaire distributed to the abbots at their annual workshop last February. The committee also reviewed the on-going work and status of various subcommittees on formation, liturgy, monastic life, safe environment, vocations and canonical affairs. A large part of this meeting was preparing a report, which will be given at the upcoming General Chapter at St. Anselm Abbey in June 2019. The committee members include Father Luke Edelen, O.S.B. (Newark), Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Bede Kotlinski, O.S.B. (Cleveland), Brother Paul Richards, O.S.B. (Collegeville), Brother Damian Whalen, O.S.B. (Shawnee) and Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. Also present was Brother Patrick Winbush, O.S.B. (Newark).